Crate and Barrel Aspen Dinnerware

We did it. After 15 years, we finally bought new dishes!  I went to Crate and Barrel and came home with their white Aspen dinnerware.  It’s nothing fancy. No intricate patterns. No fine detailing.  It’s plain and it’s simple. And it doesn’t have any chips or dings….yet!

 

The aspen dinnerware is porcelain, which is the most durable.  Since these are our everyday dishes, they needed to be sturdy to be handled by two busy little kiddos.

Here are some helpful hints when shopping for new dinnerware…

All you have to remember is E.S.P. (as in extrasensory perception).  But when talking about dinnerware, ESP stands for:

E – Earthenware: This is fired at the lowest temperature.  Therefore it is not as durable and chips the easiest.

S – Stoneware: Fired at a bit higher temperature, stoneware is a bit more durable than earthenware.

P – Porcelain: This is fired at the highest temperature, therefore it is the strongest and less likely to chip.

I do love color so switching to white dinnerware will be an adjustment for me.  My sister-in-law just purchased new dinnerware as well (coincidentally, from Crate and Barrel)! And she reminded me that food looks much prettier when served on a white plate. And I love that the white doesn’t compete with the place mats and napkins either! So I think I’ll adjust to my new white dinnerware quicker than I thought!

And since our silverware is also 15 years old, I also bought Crate and Barrel’s scoop flatware.

Now here’s hoping that it Dan likes it all as much as I do!!

Jen

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Comments

  1. Love your new dinnerware. White is so clean and simple.

  2. It looks beautiful! My hubby and I got a full set of Crate and Barrel dinnerware for our wedding this past November, and we love it! I love to cook colorful meals now just to see how they look on the pretty white plates. 🙂 Enjoy!

  3. Debra Kapellakis says:

    I like them. What did you do with your old stuff?

  4. My mom bought all white dinnerware years ago. She used to get all kinds of tablecloths, napkins, placemats, and then put nice decorations to go with whatever we were celebrating. I’m sure you are going to enjoy the white. ps you can buy salad plates for different holidays to dress the table setting up too. Blessings Paula

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